Author            : Nicole Jaekel Strauss

Publication    : AS IN DIE MOND

Nicole Jaekel Strauss was born and bred in Cape Town. During the Nineties she obtained a B Com and LL B degree at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2009 she completed a MA degree in Creative Writing (cum laude) under the guidance of the acclaimed author Etienne van Heerden at UCT.

Her debut collection of short stories, Maal, was published by Queillerie in 2010. The book received the Eugène Marais as well as the UJ prize for debut works in 2011. It was also shortlisted for the Jan Rabie/Rapport prize.  Her second short story collection, As in die mond, was published in 2017, also by Queillerie, and won the Jan Rabie/Rapport award. It was further shortlisted for the UJ prize for fiction as well as the WA Hofmeyr prize.